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post #11266 of 24334
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post


They are numbered in order of when they come off the production line. The very first production hd800 is #1 and the latest are #30,000 + . Mine is 17,0** and is about 2 years old.

 

30,000 * $1500 = 45 million dollars.

 

WTF?  Can that be right??????  

post #11267 of 24334
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Originally Posted by Jodet View Post
 

 

30,000 * $1500 = 45 million dollars.

 

WTF?  Can that be right??????  

 

Don't forget they took 7 years of R&D to complete (if the ad is to be believed).

post #11268 of 24334

They were cheaper when I bought my #69xx one.  $1300

post #11269 of 24334
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Originally Posted by Jodet View Post
 

 

30,000 * $1500 = 45 million dollars.

 

WTF?  Can that be right??????  

 

Why not?

post #11270 of 24334


But the price sold to retailer is more like $800. So in reality is more like 25 mil dollars.

post #11271 of 24334
$45 million is not the profit Sennheiser made, it's revenue - not even $1500/headphone because Sennheiser isn't selling to distributors at MSRP. You'd also have to have much more information regarding all of the expenses associated with the product before realizing how much the Senn 800s have actually made the company.

The company I work for has billions in revenue annually. If you just focus on that one number, you'd think we'd be making an absolute killing when in fact it's nowhere near that simple.
post #11272 of 24334

I think if i sell my car i'll buy one of these

post #11273 of 24334
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Has anyone tried the newly remastered Led Zeppelin albums with HD800?

From the samples i listened on HDtracks compared to regular album i wont be buying the new albums not worth it unless you dont have it already on CD.

post #11274 of 24334
Current set up- iMac > iTunes >bit perfect > odac > HDVD800> balanced out >HD800. I've been using this exact chain(decided to use odac and bit perfect) for a few weeks and I couldn't be happier. I have listened to everything from classical to drum and bass and I honestly can't find any fault with any aspect of the SQ. It's absolutely stunning. I really like buying new gear but this has killed any need for 'upgrades' including the sr009 bug! What to do now? Oh that's right it's time to just sit back with a beer and enjoy the music! The HD800s are absolute perfection and it's took me 2 years(and lots of money) to fully appreciate them. Glad to be part of this thread and I enjoy reading about everyone's own experiences with this amazing HP and associated equipment. Hope everyone is well, have a good weekend!
post #11275 of 24334
Congrats James-UK. smily_headphones1.gif

Which gear did you buy and sell before staying with the odac and the hdvd800?
post #11276 of 24334
james the hdvd800 and the hd800 is great combo the dac inside is actually very good but a little thin . but to get to this level of porfamce you need a n offramp or ap1 and pp i am not saying to buy one but if you could borogh one to hesr it that would be good. the only downside to the usb converter is the dac only does dsd over the usb.
any advice or help pm me or post in the thread . i can advise acuostic sounds as very good website to download dsd and jriver is a good player. foobar too but i prefure jriver .
good luck and do amini review of your thoughts , for me it beats out the stax in almost every way. the he6 are more full but has a little less details but not good on that amp. i am glad you like the amp. it gets knocked for the boutique all the time .
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post #11277 of 24334
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

Congrats James-UK. smily_headphones1.gif

Which gear did you buy and sell before staying with the odac and the hdvd800?

Burson 160d , v200/800 , fiio ek09 and alpine dac, even tried some old receivers and my current yamaha one. kept O2 . Had a few listening sessions in a local store with other hi end stuff such as naim but ended up with senn amp paired with odac . I've never tried tubes but I'm a bit OCD with 'accuracy' . I feel confident I have found a combo now that is perfect for my taste without sacrificing any of the hd800 strong points. I'm hearing all the superlatives in spades!! smily_headphones1.gif
post #11278 of 24334
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Current set up- iMac > iTunes >bit perfect > odac > HDVD800> balanced out >HD800. I've been using this exact chain(decided to use odac and bit perfect) for a few weeks and I couldn't be happier. I have listened to everything from classical to drum and bass and I honestly can't find any fault with any aspect of the SQ. It's absolutely stunning. I really like buying new gear but this has killed any need for 'upgrades' including the sr009 bug! What to do now? Oh that's right it's time to just sit back with a beer and enjoy the music! The HD800s are absolute perfection and it's took me 2 years(and lots of money) to fully appreciate them. Glad to be part of this thread and I enjoy reading about everyone's own experiences with this amazing HP and associated equipment. Hope everyone is well, have a good weekend!

:beerchug: Glad you're enjoying it bud, time to relax and focus on the music!

post #11279 of 24334

Nice!  Hoping to add the HDVD800 with a balanced cable someday.  Enjoy!!

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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Current set up- iMac > iTunes >bit perfect > odac > HDVD800> balanced out >HD800. I've been using this exact chain(decided to use odac and bit perfect) for a few weeks and I couldn't be happier. 
post #11280 of 24334

These cans just kick it old rock & roll !

 

Just finished AC/DC       High Voltage & Powerage  cds.......my oh my.........these cans can deliver

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